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Challenging the oil and gas industry's energy independence message

CS Monitor -- With gasoline scaling $4 a gallon recently, plans announced last week by international oil giant BP to export U.S.-produced crude oil ought to have Americans howling. For such a plan to be good energy policy--rather than merely profitable for the oil industry--the United States would have to be producing more than enough oil to meet its own needs. But the country produces nowhere near that amount. Nevertheless, the industry's deceptive campaign to make the public and policymakers believe that the United States is on the verge of energy independence seems to be succeeding--a push that is really just a smokescreen for selling the country's oil and natural gas to the highest bidder.

So far this year the United States has produced 6.2 million barrels per day (mbpd) of crude oil plus lease co


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honda0105
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Message Posted: Oct 19, 2012 11:02:10 PM

jetlag: try again.
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Oct 19, 2012 4:45:34 AM

Vom: net IMporter of crude, but net EXporter of distillates. Two very different things.
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VomVom
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2012 6:55:23 PM

Can't believe the ignorance here. The US is a net importer of crude oil!!
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jetlagAK
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2012 4:36:34 PM

No more Hype and Chains!
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Lukus
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2012 2:13:29 PM

Obama has not been doing anything for the average guy/gal in regard to oil/gas prices. He has not taking in Wall Street spectulators but has continued to allow them to rape the traveling public.
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2012 8:34:18 AM

SOS
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2012 8:27:21 AM

100% RIGHT DOGGOD
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doggod
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2012 8:22:21 AM

The old siren song: "Let's put the coercive force of The State to work to create the Garden of Eden."

It's been tried, folks. Over and over and over again. It doesn't work. Most dramatic case in point: the Soviet Union.

What does work here on planet Earth is leaving people to pursue their own best interests without coercion from People Who Know What's Best for Everyone Else.

But that would mean everybody would have to go to work to create wealth. Where's the fun in that?

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daquanabe
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2012 8:22:17 AM

Indeed, energy companies are only trying to make as much profit as possible regardless of who they walk on.
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2012 8:15:43 AM

Why should I start believing lies now?
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torch347
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2012 8:15:36 AM

If we are about to start exporting crude, why is the price still so high? The U.S. should use more of it and stop importing.
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2012 8:14:17 AM

Good report.
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2012 8:04:55 AM

A little shocking, yet pretty realistic.
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PTBpricer
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2012 8:03:53 AM

Nixon called for oil independence because of the oil embargo by the Middle East oil producers. I think it is time to redefine oil independence based on the original intent.
We export oil to Canada then import it back into the US as refined gas.
Canada has been our friendly neighbor since the end of the War of 1812.

Doesn't it make sense to change the phrase "American oil independence" to "North American oil independence"?

I would like to see an article on how close we are to North American oil independence.
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2012 8:03:32 AM

Why are prices so high then?
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2012 8:03:18 AM

ok
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2012 8:00:04 AM

produce it here, keep it here
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2012 7:58:41 AM

So what do you want to do about it? Everyone complains about the weather, but no one does anything about it. Unless you pass a constitutional amendment to allow EXPORT tariffs, you're stuck.
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RichardoB
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2012 7:58:27 AM

This crude oil is a national resource. We should have a say in where it's shipped.
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grandmacbc
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2012 7:57:25 AM

so many reports out there and each give a different slant that its hard to sluth out the TRUE story
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otherdave
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2012 7:57:08 AM

NO exportation of domestically produced fuel!
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2012 7:57:08 AM

I hope so.
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2012 7:56:31 AM

Hope so
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2012 7:56:28 AM

Oh well.
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2012 7:56:20 AM

True.
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2012 7:56:05 AM

Like politicians if the oil industries lips are moving they are lying
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2012 7:55:37 AM

CS ---- get lost
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2012 7:55:04 AM

Keep the oil hear.
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2012 7:54:45 AM

I recall that peak oil was originally to occur in the 1950's. Then it moved to the 1060's. And it keeps moving. Peak oil and gas is subject to the changes and improvements in technology in production and price. If you think about it, gold would be produced today if gold was still $23/ounce?
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2012 7:53:28 AM

exactly. stop exporting AND importing.
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2012 7:52:19 AM

We have a trade imbalance as it is... but now knowing that some of our exports are the OIL that we import? Mind boggling.
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2012 7:52:11 AM

Another gloom and doom soothsayer..Drill baby drill and frack away too
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2012 7:51:42 AM

Need gas prices at the pump under two dollars a gallon minimum.
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2012 7:51:40 AM

Ok.
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2012 7:51:24 AM

OK
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2012 7:50:54 AM

ok
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2012 7:50:52 AM

This article says what Big Oil is all about: HUGE profits. And, this one statement says it best: ... "the industry's deceptive campaign to make the public and policymakers believe... is just a smokescreen for selling the country's oil and natural gas to the highest bidder." Small wonder pump prices are so high...
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2012 7:50:43 AM

OK
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2012 7:49:29 AM

Ok.
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2012 7:48:58 AM

ok
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2012 7:47:43 AM

foreign companies need regulation ?
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2012 7:47:40 AM

sounds like north dakota is going to build a refineir sometime next year.
An indian res. has been in the process for 9 years working at getting it here. Only be able to refine 20,000 barrels aday a start but when they stated to push this north dakota has since struck oil hard. now lets get more going
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2012 7:47:22 AM

doom sayers are all over
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2012 7:47:21 AM

Would you expect any different...BP is not a non-Profit organization!
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2012 7:46:59 AM

Only time will tell.
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2012 7:46:54 AM

we sure do in canada
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time tells all
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Who do you belive. he said she said.
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2012 7:45:43 AM

Big oil winning at the expense of the people.
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2012 7:44:41 AM

i heard we produce more than we consume.
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